Moving your WordPress website from WordPress.com

This article shows you how to move your WordPress website from WordPress.com to Nutty About Hosting. We have a dedicated WordPress Hosting package where you get to use your own domain name for only £3.17 a month compared with WordPress.com £85 per year (equivalent to over £7 a month). We will even move your website for you!

Step 1 – Export your website

Login to your WordPress.com WordPress website and go to ‘Tools’  menu and select ‘Export’.

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Click ‘Start Export’ under the Export option.

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Select ‘All content’ and click ‘Download Export File’.

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Step 2 – Create your new WordPress website in our Hosting Control Panel

Install WordPress using the Application Gallery feature in our Web Hosting Control Panel. For more details on how to do this read this article – Install WordPress using our One Click installer

Step 3 – Import your data into your WordPress website

Login to your new WordPress website and click on ‘Tools’ menu and then select ‘Import’.

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On the next screen select ‘WordPress’.

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Click ‘Choose file’ and find the exported data file you created from WordPress.com. Then click the ‘Upload file and import’ button.

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The website will ask you to assign an author to the imported posts. You can either create a new author here or select the user you created when you installed WordPress.

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Step 4 – Install your theme, plugins and any other items

Search for the theme you had installed on WordPress.com. Go to ‘Appearance’ and select ‘Themes’ and use the search facility.

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When you have installed it you can then customise it.

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Finally

At any point of the process you can ask for help. just contact us and we will be happy to do the export and import for you or guide you through any of the process – Contact Us